Pearly White Teeth

Pearly White Teeth

When I was younger, I would always have cavities — a lot of them. What can I say … I loved candy, chocolates, anything sweet! I was traumatized by my childhood experiences of going through the painful drilling and filling. I still have nightmares. So as a responsible adult, I REALLY take care of my teeth because I hate going to the dentist — e.g., brush three times a day, floss twice a day, go get my teeth cleaned twice…

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Pass the Baton

Pass the Baton

Yesterday, someone asked me why I started my blog. I told her that I started it because I am one of those people who like to try everything, so I figured rather than having all my friends go through the same pain of having to try every product and gadget out there, they can just see what I’ve done. One product that I’ve been looking for is the perfect eyeliner — in particular, one with a felt tip that is…

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It Starts With The One

It Starts With The One

Do you remember the day when you found your first grey hair?  When I was in my mid 30s, I was blow drying my hair and I found one — it was pretty long (not sure why I never noticed it before), coarse and unruly.  I freaked out and immediately plucked it out. I spent several minutes examining it — twisting it and pulling it — because it was my FIRST grey hair. At that time, I thought okay don’t…

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When are you too old to be CUTE?

When are you too old to be CUTE?

Okay, let’s admit it … there are some things that just look a whole lot better on young girls, but does that mean that as we get older, we can’t like cute things?  I look at a 20 year old wearing something cute and I am thinking, “I love it!  I must buy it because it is soooo cute!!” But the reality is that TV shows and social media say that only the young girls can be cute, so you…

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Everything Sags

Everything Sags

I just found out something ridiculous about my website!  I bought the domain name from Godaddy thinking that this is the perfect name for my blog.  I was having some issues with transferring my previous posts on jacjhin.com to this website, so I hired a professional to help me.  As he was working on my website, he informed me that maturebeauties.com used to be a PORN site!  OMG!! Can you believe that?  Also, there is an existing (and very active)…

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Melasma — Hot Yoga?

Melasma — Hot Yoga?

I used to love Hot Yoga (aka Bikram Yoga).  I’m one of those people who get cold easily, so I like the fact that you can be in a hot room while practicing yoga postures.  You end up warming up quickly in Hot Yoga, which means that you are a bit more flexible in the poses.  You also feel like you are detoxing because of all the sweat that you are producing during class — although my son says that…

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Best Lip Balm Ever!

Best Lip Balm Ever!

When I was in the US, I had to stop by Sephora. I love Sephora. I can stay there for hours just looking at all the various products. They don’t have a Sephora in Hong Kong (probably because property prices are so high here), but they do have a HK beauty chain called Sasa. Sasa is okay, but doesn’t carry all the latest products like Sephora does. Anyway, every time that I go to Sephora, the first thing I look…

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The Farm Spa — Colonic (Gross)

The Farm Spa — Colonic (Gross)

When I arrived, I found out that the food at The Farm Spa is completely vegetarian and pretty much all raw (only the soups are cooked).  It is good to cleanse like this once in a while, but I’m really craving a good steak right now!!  I’ve been eating three full meals a day with fruits as snack because that is all that they have, but I’ve quickly lost 3 pounds in two days!  I wasn’t expecting to lose weight…

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It's All About The Alkaline

It's All About The Alkaline

Coming to The Farm Spa in San Benito, Philippines, was not an easy task!  I asked the Spa to arrange for car pick up at airport, but they got the dates mixed up so they were not there to meet me.  I took a regular taxi, but before I got in, I repeatedly asked the driver, “You definitely know where this place is, right?”  He said, “Yes, of course!”  Well, turns out that he knew how to get to Lipa…

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Vampire Facial — What the Heck?

Vampire Facial — What the Heck?

I just landed in Hong Kong (yes, I wore a snail mask on the flight).  Am on my way to The Farm Spa in Manila.  Can’t wait.  Before I left San Francisco, I went to my sister’s office (she is a dermatologist) and tried the Vampire Facial (aka “Platelet Rich Plasma” (PRP)).  My friend also went with me to try it.  They take some blood from you and then spin it in a centrifuge in order to separate the plasma…

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